Great idea !!! Always have problem with angled glue-ups... Going to use them in the future... Thanks for sharing...
It makes for a very strong joint as well , I know you will like them .
I lilke the idea also. sometimes I make coopered doors(cannot veneer) and when long can be difficult to glue up. to the drawing boards i go.
Nice, simple jig, Dennis! Could you explain why you curved the long side of the slot? The purpose of that feature is not obvious to me. It seems the jig would work as well with a straight and square slot.
Andy, the slot is a tad loose fit and the block sort of rocks towards the face and I noticed on softer woods it left a dent from the sharp corner , so I rounded them a bit.
My Father And i Have A Adjustable clamp made just for this reason there is no need to make difrent jigs for difrent size face frames, and you can clamp more than one miter together at a time. take a look at our website or e-mail me with any questions. Brian
I learned this about 40 years ago from a plan for a corner cabinet that I built for my parents. I guess it has been around for a long time.
Brian , thanks for the link to your sales site , the product looks great but at $180.00 each it would be hard to convince me that they are any better compared to the cost of the free wood blocks that ultimately accomplish the same thing.
To Some People The 180 Seams Like Enough Money But You Dont Have Multipul sets of patrens laying around and the ability to clamp multipul angles at one time in all difrent lengths. That is a great point of the clamps, we used the wood block way for many years until we as a custom shop were fed up with the massive pile of diffrent sizes, and the wood blocks dont help clamping big island bar backs on angles. (p.s. im not pushing our product in anyones face im just making my points clear, We sold over 50 sets and have hade nothing but good reviews on them and we have not started to market them yet.)